Maintain a healthy, balanced diet
Make sure your diet has the right balance of protein, carbohydrates, vegetables, fruits, and fats. Incorporate vitamins and minerals into your daily diet to keep your body healthy.
Get enough rest
Most adults need 6-8 hours of good quality sleep to completely recharge. Keeping your gadgets such as laptops and mobile phones at a safe distance before going to sleep will help you get a better night’s sleep.
Maintain good hygiene
Wash your hands frequently.
Most common infections are spread by hands. Washing your hands often will significantly decrease the frequency of viral and bacterial infection such as atypical pneumonia.
When sneezing or coughing, cover your nose and your mouth with your sleeves or a tissue. Make sure that you don’t touch your mouth, nose, or eyes after and throw away the tissue immediately. Also, ask others to do the same.
Limit or quit smoking
Taking steps to limit or quit smoking and lessening alcohol intake can reduce the risk of atypical pneumonia. Smoking damages the lungs, making it harder for the body to fight off certain diseases.
If possible, get a flu shot each year. There are new flu vaccines every year because strains of virus change over time. We would recommend visiting your doctor at least once a year and ask about flu shots. This can help you prevent pneumonia caused by the flu.
While walking pneumonia isn’t life threatening, it shouldn’t be neglected. If you exhibit any of its symptoms, it is best to consult with a doctor for proper diagnosis and medication.